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Penn State Graduate Transfer WR Juwan Johnson Commits to Oregon

The Ducks receiver room adds a grad transfer. How will he help them?

NCAA Football: Penn State at Indiana Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Former Penn State receiver and graduate transfer Juwan Johnson has elected to play his final college season for Oregon.

As a 2015 recruit, he was a four star receiver that ranked third in the state of New Jersey and 128th overall, according to 247 Sports Composite.

He held 15 offers from Penn State, Alabama, BC, GT, UMASS, Michigan State, UNC, Ohio State, Old Dominion, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Temple, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Interestingly enough, Coach Mario Cristobal was his primary recruiter while he was at Alabama so the relationship between the two is already there.

Career stats: 81 receptions for 1,123 yards and 2 touchdowns

Johnson entered the transfer portal in December and officially visited the Ducks right before National Signing Day (the February version)

How does he fit the Ducks’ receiving corps?

He immediately slots in as a WR1 candidate given the early draft entry of former Ducks receiver Dillon Mitchell. Johnson helps relieve the burden on Jaylon Redd as the leading receiver that returned to school. It also pushes Brendan Schooler and Johnny Johnson III down the depth chart where they are better utilized instead of having to become the key weapon that they aren’t thus far in their careers.

He’s a big body type of receiver that can go up and get it in the red zone as well provide some YAC ability in limited doses. He has a bit of an issue with drops and health.